Posted at 12:37 pm , on July 5, 2013
Strawberries. The word alone can conjure up images and thoughts of red, vibrant, juicy sweetness. Is there anything better than a big bowl of fresh, local, organic strawberries?
Honestly…I can’t think of anything even close. Summer to me equals yummy, fresh picked berries. Lots and lots of berries.
Last week I received 4 quarts of local, organic strawberries with my CSA share! I felt a little like Strawberry Shortcake in Strawberry Land.
I was super excited and a tad bit worried. How would my family consume 4 quarts of berries without letting them go bad. Local organic berries have a very short shelf life. A couple of days, max. Continue reading
Posted at 4:02 pm , on June 25, 2013
I would love to feed my family all locally grown organic food. Unfortunately the cost, variety and quality that most grocery stores offer will often prevent me from doing so.
Sometimes I will browse the isles of the grocery store and see the organic produce selling for up to 3x the amount for the same veggie or fruit that is found in the non-organic bin. Eggs, milk and meat can be even worse.
Remove the cost factor and I still don’t see the variety or quality available at most super markets. I guess the turnover is just not there yet for organic produce. The vegetables will often look wilted and somewhat dull. I’m sure this will change as demand grows and organic becomes more mainstream.
That said, there are some great markets that sell organic produce that is fresh and vibrant. Beside it however there comes a hefty price tag. It is usually too cost prohibitive to consider purchasing all organic produce each week.
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